$5,000 supporting five projects across maine

Civil Rights Club at Scarborough High School

Guest Speaker Series & Book Study

Scarborough

$1,000

Penobscot Marine Museum

Artist Shoots Artists: Peggy McKenna and the Midcoast Maine Art Scene

Searsport

$1,000

Veronica Perez

braiding circles

Westbrook

$1,000

Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition

Inside Vision

Lisbon

$1,000

Elder Akewi

Queering: Community

South Portland

$1,000

Over $11,000 supporting six projects across Maine

Literacy Volunteers of Kennebec

Intergenerational Literacy

Augusta

$2,000

Woman for Healthy Rural Living

The Banned Book Groups

Milbridge

$1,950

Maine Maritime Museum

2023 Symposium: Advancing Access and Equity

Bath

$2,000

SPEEDWELL Projects

A Discussion of Wabanaki Sovereignty

Portland

$2,000

Patten Free Library

Race and Equity: Many Voices

Bath

$2,000

Evelyn Wong

Lunar New Year in Waterville, Maine

Portland

$2,000

Over $6,000 supporting seven projects across maine

Franco-American Heritage Center

Books and Stories at the Franco Center

Lewiston

$1,000

Chebeague Island Historical Society

1890 Passamaquoddy Wax Cylinder Recordings and Native Legends Through Song and Dance

Chebeague Island

$925

Whitefield Library Association

The Petra and Mo Show at Whitefield Library

Whitefield

$1,000

Millay House Rockland

Never Through Me Shall You Be Overcome: Poets in Resistance & Solidarity

Rockland

$1,000

ArtWaves

Standing Stories

Northeast Harbor

$1,000

Maine Maritime Museum

Engaging All: Inclusive Exhibition Research and Accessibility Planning, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Audiences

Bath

$1,000

Ethereal Roots LLC

The Joy Truck Project: Traveling Community Resource Center

Dover-Foxcroft

$1,000

Over $15,000 supporting 10 projects across Maine

Portland Parks Conservancy

Understanding the Complex History of Portland's Riverton Trolley Park

Portland

$2,000

Pejepscot History Center

40th Anniversary of the Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum: Theatrical Performance and Lecture

Brunswick

$1,441

Messalonskee Middle School

Award Winning Readers

Oakland

$1,500

Paris Public Library Association

Passport to the World Summer Reading Program

South Paris

$2,000

Liberty Library

'Northeaster' Presentation and Discussion by Cathie Pelletier

Liberty

$350

Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence

Lifting Up Survivors' Stories

Augusta

$1,994

Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial Foundation

'Allagash: New England's Wild River' Presentation by Author Tim Caverly Funding

Greene

$225

Stonington Public Library

Edible Island: Food, Culture, and Community

Stonington

$2,000

Merrymeeting Adult Education

Create Your Recovery

Bath

$1,850

SPACE Gallery

Scapegoat Garden's Liturgy | Order | Bridge

Portland

$2,000

Over $96,000 supporting 14 projects across Maine

Maine State Library

Jason Reynolds at Reading Round Up 2023

Augusta

$5,000

Italian Studies Program, Colby College

Italian Trans Geographies: A Film Series

Waterville

$5,500

Maine Adult Education Association

Nourishing Educators 2023

Dover-Foxcroft

$6,850

Island Readers & Writers

'Dear Teacher….' A Celebration of Literacy and Rural Education

Mount Desert

$7,412

The Kneeling Art Photography Project 

Taking a Knee for Change Workshops

Portland

$7,500

Penobscot Theatre Company

Transformer Tales

Bangor

$7,500

Wild Blueberry Heritage Center

Collecting and Presenting Stories of the Wild Blueberry Lands

Addison

$7,250

Castine Historical Society

Hidden Legacies: Uncovering Castine's African American History

Castine

$4,910

Indigo Arts Alliance

Art in the Wake: Reckoning and Re-membering 

Portland

$7,500

Juneteenth Downeast

Juneteenth Downeast Commemoration 2023: Illuminating the Continuum of the Black Experience in Maine

Steuben

$7,490

Classical Uprising

Where do you like to go? - Celebrating Maine’s changing identity in the 21st century

Portland

$7,500

Mayo Street Arts

Taíno Language & Culture Summit

Portland

$6,713

The Telling Room

Growing an Audience for Maine’s Young Authors: The Telling Room’s 2023 Statewide Anthology Project 

Portland

$7,500

Cobscook Institute

Collaborative Design & Facilitated Process to Establish a Director of Indigenous Teaching & Learning at Cobscook Institute

Trescott Township

$7,500

Over $4,000 supporting five projects across maine

Mechanics' Hall

Participatory Arts at Mechanics' Hall

Portland

$1,000

Museum L-A

The Mainer Project: A Community Conversation

Lewiston

$2,000

Penobscot Marine Museum

From Maine to Around the World

Searsport

$975

Halcyon Music

After All: A Musical Reflection on the Trajectories of Our Nation

Rockland

$1,000

University of Southern Maine Art Galleries

Braiding Circles

Gorham

$1,000

Over $14,000 supporting eight projects across maine

Maine Multicultural Center

Bangor

$1,000

Saco School District

Saco

$2,000

Frenchman Bay Library

Sullivan

$2,000

Literacy Volunteers of Kennebec

Augusta

$2,000

ArtsFarmington

Farmington

$1,791

Holycon Music

Rockland

$2,000

Portland Public Library

Portland

$2,000

Portland Ovations

Portland

$2,000